Critical Facilities Planning Information
Accurate facilities budget and labor forecasts require an understanding of your current facilities environment. Regularly collecting this information through accurate assessment is key to a comprehensive, long-term facilities management program.
Collecting Facilities Data
R&K has 32 years of experience managing, analyzing, and reporting facilities data. Our comprehensive understanding of how the information will be used by stakeholders drives our design of the data collection practices and processes. For some contracts, facilities data has been collected or organized through field work by R&K personnel.
Evaluation and Cost Estimation
Final facility data reports may include:
- Area, materials, floor plans, reported backlog of maintenance
- Life expectancy vs. installation date for capital renewal forecasting
- Client-generated condition ratings, calculated based on industry or client-specific standards (such as Facility Condition Index)
- Cost estimates based on industry or client-specific costing data (such as R.S. Means) for portfolio-level budgeting
Want to know more?
Take a quick look at Facility Condition Assessments from A to Z, an article published in APPA's Facilities Manager, where Senior Engineer and Master Code Professional, Frank Kaleba provides additional information.
R&K Contract Examples:
R&K delivered a variety of services and software for Carilon Clinic, a regional healthcare organization. This work enabled Carilion to make more effective use of real property and facilities information to improve operations and guide investment decisions. The on-going, multifaceted project consists of collecting and integrating real property data in GoRPM, R&K’s geospatial real property management software. Maps, floor plans, real property inventory, fire and life safety information, hazardous materials locations, energy data, and capital planning data are consolidated in a single platform. Data collection includes producing as-built drawings of selected buildings using mobile CAD. R&K assessed the condition of approximately one million square feet of hospital and medical office buildings, and quantified and forecast costs for deferred maintenance and capital renewal. This information was used to produce a prioritized multi-year budget to assist in capital planning. Estimates are based on R.S. Means cost data and categorized according to Uniformat II Classifications. R&K also provides Carilion a Facilities Condition Index and Extended Facilities Condition Index as key performance indicators to aid in prioritizing resource allocations.
The U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve (MARFORRES) consists of four major subordinate commands comprising 280+ units at 180+ sites throughout the United States and Commonwealths. For MARFORRES, R&K provided
Development of concept/master plans; calculation of facility requirements based on force structure data
“Fence-to-fence” inventory and condition assessment of all real property assets occupied by MARFORRES at fully-owned/operated locations, or as installation tenants, or at Joint Armed Forces Centers tenant commands.
Development of site maps, floor plans, space utilization studies